Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship


The competition to appoint a Fellow for 2020-21 is now closed. We are pleased to announce that Dr Ratheesh Kumar (Jawaharlal Nehru University) has been appointed.

The Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship at CRASSH offers funding for a term of study and residence in Cambridge during the academic year.  The scheme is intended for earlier-career academics from India (defined as resident and domiciled in India, normally between the ages of 25 and 45 years). Applicants should have been in full-time academic employment in an Indian university or research institute of equivalent standing for at least five years and have completed a PhD.

The Charles Wallace India Trust gives grants to Indians in the early or middle stages of their careers who are living in India and working or studying in the arts, heritage conservation or the humanities. The grants enable successful applicants to achieve their artistic, academic or professional ambitions through spending time in the United Kingdom. Full information about the various types of grants available, and guidance on eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the website of the British Council in India.



Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow 2019-20
Dr Brahma Prakash (Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi)
The Epical Subalterns

Past Fellows

Dr Ronita Bardhan (Center for Urban Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Associate Faculty at the Interdisciplinary Programme (IDP) in Climate Studies)
Well-being" and domestic energy decision-making in of slum rehabilitation housing in India.

Dr Ananya Vajpeyi (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi)
A Biography of Sanskrit

Dr Bina Gandhi Deori (Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan)
Activating the North-East Indian ethnography collections in Cambridge archives and museums

Dr Ananya Dutta Gupta (Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan)
This goodly Cittie: Representations of the Urban Space in Select Elizabethan and Jacobean English Texts

Dr Sukanya Dasgupta (Loreto College, University of Calcutta)
Ovid Revisited: Locating the Heroides in Michael Drayton and Madusudan Dutt

Dr Swarnalatha Rangarajan (IIT Madras)
Ecocriticism of the Global South

Dr Abhijit Gupta (Jadavpur University)
Print and Missionary Networks in Early 19th-century South and South-East India

Dr Sucheta Bhattacharya (Jadavpur University)
The Mysterious Women of G W M Reynolds and their Indian Sisters